Cole Schisler

From theatres to patios, Vancouver Island Symphony plays through the pandemic

A series of pop-up concerts are taking place in various locations from Saltair to Comox

EDITORIAL: Important to keep the border closed and to be kind to the outsiders coming in

Trust the authorities to control the influx of out-of-country license plates

Ladysmith receives $3.3 million grant for Arts & Heritage Hub

The funds will go to creating waterfront artist studios and maintaining heritage assets

Retired Ladysmith master mariner publishes memoir of a life at sea

John Anderson’s book: Of Times and Tides is a vivid memoir of decades in the shipping industry

What’s in a name? Ladysmith’s historical streets re-examined

Several streets in downtown Ladysmith are named after generals that served in the Boer War

UPDATE: Knuckles returned display outside Ladysmith Community Health Centre

Knuckles was stolen between 11:00am - 12:00pm on July 1

  • Jul 1, 2020

Cowichan Nation Alliance receives $1.49 million to support Indigenous Employment Hub

The Indigenous Employment Hub will help meet labour needs and provide job skills training

Island man’s brother and cousin shot dead during Chicago protests

Ladysmith school principal Dionte Jelks doubts he’ll ever set foot on US soil again

Vancouver Island Regional Libraries to offer ‘takeout’ style services

VIRL will offer the service on a branch-by-branch basis

Ladysmith centenarian honoured with birthday parade

Kay Rozzano said she’s been looking forward to this birthday ‘for 100 years’

Chemainus family pledges $50,000 to Chemainus Theatre Crisis Relief Fund

Hilton family’s gift if fully matched will raise $100,000

COVID-19 pandemic sparks calls for Guaranteed Livable Income

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly wants single payment plan to replace patchwork of social programs

Vancouver Island student wins $40,000 scholarship for overcoming adversity

Sampson McMullan will attend VIU for the bachelor of science and nursing program

Crews put out semi-truck fire on the highway in Ladysmith

There was no cargo in the vehicle, and nobody was injured

Vancouver Island newspaper ad helps reunite lost hearing aid with its owner, via Ontario

Community efforts enough to cement Edward and Vicki Demorest’s desire to move to Ladysmith

Vancouver Island stroke survivor throwing axes for relief and recovery

Erin Katz retraining her body after eight weeks in hospital recovering from multiple strokes

Your newspaper is safe to touch

The printing process ensures minimal contact with newspaper copies

Mid-Island Panago locations offer free pizza to first responders

First responder can get free pizza at Panago in Parksville, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Duncan, and Mill Bay

EDITORIAL: Social distancing means some sacrifice, please make it

Thank your frontline workers and protect your loved ones, don’t leave home unless you really have to

Car wash COVIDiots plague Vancouver Island business

Ladysmith’s Wash Me on Ludlow suffers thefts and abuse of services